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Old 12-08-2013, 08:32 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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And I don't mean to disparage 18 year olds that don't volunteer for armed services, but the fact is most 18 year olds have very poor judgement. I was an idiot when I was 18. Most of us were idiots.

It is all how you are raised.
My parents didn't drink.

I saw my mom drink wine, in social events, but my dad always had iced tea.

I never liked the taste of beer and I didn't like to get sick from drinking(lightweight)


If I'm not driving I'll have a strawberry margarita.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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My point remains that there is no official training for "drinking" in the same way 18 year olds in the military are officially trained to handle "situations"/guns/etc. And the fact remains that no one signs up to drink while under-aged and goes through beer/cosmopolitan boot camp.

Who cares what Eurotrash thinks?

Europeans don't care. They're too busy living off of their happy socialist government, and the few who fund it, while sipping on any alcohol they can get with the pennies left over for them after paying their HUGE taxes.

Why do you think the legal age is so low or non-existent in the greater EU socialist countries? Let 'em find that crutch early in life and get addicted to it so they don't understand how they are REALLY being screwed over when they grow up.

Keep 'em drunk or stoned from day one. Makes for a lot happier sheep.
Think, try to be just a little tiny bit open minded. No, there is no official training for drinking. My point was the youngers learn to drink by example of their older peers, in which is not the case now. The reference in what Europeans think has absolutely nothing to do with socialism, in which you don't have a remote idea in what socialism is, but the human factor instead.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:25 AM
 
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Drinking age of 158 would be ok with me, too. Imagine how much health care costs that would save us.
Organized crime would just love that. Imagine how much more money would be poured into the prison system. We do have history to prove this, but of course many on this site wouldn't know history if it smacked them square in between those two orbs in the middle of their forehead.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:28 AM
 
Location: 22 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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in 1970 the 'slogan' was:
"if 18 was good enough to drink, join the military, drive, get married, then please lower the voting age from 21 down to 18"

and in 1971 the voting age was lowered to 18

today the new 'slogan' is:
"if 18 was good enough to vote, join the military, drive, get married, then please lower the drinking age from 21 down to 18"


funny how things go in circles
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